Baster for feeding?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by kinetic, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

  2. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    Or the fish get a stomach ache? Any explanation or just CYA?

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  3. It goes bad if not frozen. Not surprising actually. Leftover seafood kept in the fridge is something I wouldn't touch either.
  4. daddio

    daddio Supporting Member

    I just go to the grocery, buy a couple raw prawns and freeze. To feed the anemones (and brittle stars/Mantis), I just cut a couple of small chunks and tweezer feed. They grab it quick.
  5. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    I don’t think seafood goes bad 5 days in the fridge after being frozen. But anyways, to each his own. I’ve been doing it for a few months now and tank hasn’t crashed :p.

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  6. Fish Boss

    Fish Boss Supporting Member

    Just bought some shrimp today for my mantis! Can't beat $5/lb!
  7. I'd guess you'll be fine as well. They say 2-3 days for humans, but that's not from from frozen.
  8. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    Let me clarify, I don’t think I would eat sushi after 5 days in my fridge. But I think the fish will be ok.

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  9. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

    They'd eat decaying whale corpse in the ocean if it was in front of their face don't they?
  10. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Yeah but it’s organic so it’s ok.
  11. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    I know lrs deals directly with fishing boats and requests that they not use preservatives. Apparently there is one that is used almost all the time to keep the shrimp looking plump and fresh.

    I get a bag of raw shrimp from Costco that I feed my eel with. He’ll usually eat 3-4 a week. They come frozen and I just thaw them out
  12. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    So you are saying our fish food is not organic?

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  13. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Not unless you are actually eating it in the ocean. Then you know it’s organic. ;)
  14. Chromis

    Chromis Supporting Member

    Yea I think I have a 20-hour rule for refrigerated sushi, so I use a 24-hour rule for defrosted fish food. And I have to get it out before my husband discovers it...
  15. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Why, will he eat it if he finds it?
  16. Chromis

    Chromis Supporting Member

    It would get tossed out with a good deal of complaining...
  17. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    A lot of frozen shrimp and scallops are treated with sodium polyphosphates to gain and retain water weight.
  18. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    That's what it is. That's what I was referring to as "preservatives" above. That's what LRS food doesn't have.

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